It is with a very heavy heart that I write this. My dear sweet Fred passed this morning around 2am. He became sick this past week and declined very quickly. The vets did what they could for him, but it was his time. He was a very Zen kitty, a simple soul and one of the sweetest cats I have ever known. I will miss him. He was almost completely deaf when he came to us, but he still had one heck of a meow. I will miss his talking. I'm having him cremated and will get his ashes in a box with his name on it. My other cat, Jasmine, is being very sweet and giving me lots of love.